Saturdays In The Park

Saturdays at Lake Union Park just got more exciting!

8:30-9:45am: Free Yoga class in the MOHAI atrium. Bring your own mat.

10am-5pm: MOHAI open, including 30-minute Atrium Tours at 11am and 2pm

11am-2pm: MOHAI Family Lab! Take-home crafts, collaborative games, and artifact exploration. Included with admission and appropriate for all ages.

Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain at Lake Union!

Both the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain are visiting here at Lake Union's Historic Ships Wharf until July 15th! They will be open for boarding and visiting as well as some cruising around the lake.

To learn more about the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain's schedules and booking a ride check out the Gray's Harbor Historical Seaport site

We have had the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visit us before! Scroll down through past posts to find more about their history.

Visual Walk through of Lake Union Park

Thank you to the "in South Lake Union" blog for writing an article with many, many wonderful pictures about the progress of construction on Lake Union Park and the many exciting things to come! We're all looking forward to the opening and it is getting closer every day!


Check out the article here!

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society presents "Flotsametrics and the Floating World"

Date: June 6, 2010

Guest speaker Curt Ebbesmeyer is a retired oceanographer from the University of Washington.  He will speak on the timely subject of ocean garbage, the impact of ocean currents upon the spread of garbage in our oceans and eight existing garbage patches. A question and answer session will follow.

Where:  Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 2700 24th Avenue East, Seattle Time:  Program begins at 3 p.m. and is free to the public (excludes MOHAI admission) lunch will be served at 2:30 pm and the cost is $20.00 for the lunch. Reservations and payment are required by June 2 phone: 206.938.2397 to make a reservation.

Visiting Vessels: Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain



The Lady Washington is the Official Ship of the State of Washington. The Hawaiian Chieftain accompanies her on her voyages and goodwill missions. Both ships will be moored at Lake Union Park for Opening Day of boating season, from April 30th through May 2. They will be open for dockside tours, and will stage a Battle Sail at 3pm on Saturday, May 1.

What is a Battle Sail? A Battle Sail is a recreation of a typical 18th century naval action. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain maneuver around each other for the best position to fire small, butloud cannons. Which boat will survive? Of course, both boats use blanks, and it's all in good fun!


The organizations in the Working Group at Lake Union Park are involved with many different areas of Maritime Heritage. Some of the organizations care for National Historic Landmark Vessels, and some teach students skills for the modern maritime trade. Here are a few of the areas of Advocacy that organizations within the Working Group are getting invloved.

Historic Maritime Vessel Preservation Legislation

Check back soon for links and more information.

National Heritage Area Initiative

Check back soon for links and more information.


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